At various times it has been said that a particular piece of music is the “song of our generation.” For the Boomers, it may well have been “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, or for Gen X, perhaps something like “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac. It is, admittedly, hard to pick just one. But it is a fruitful exercise to look at the artistic output of an age, particularly its music, as a way of understanding its people, the associated dreams and hurts, and the zeitgeist itself.